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    Didn't work-it's worse

    I just tried some turtle wax rubbing compound on my 92 eldo, trying to get
    rid of minor scratches and scuff marks, I think it looks worse than before, it seems to accent the marks now,anyone else had any expeience with this product?.

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    Re: Didn't work-it's worse

    Rubbing compound is for removing orange peel and really nasty stuff before going to lighter and lighter grit polishes. Polishing compound would have been better, but still too aggressive for today's multiple part clearcoat finishes.

    Go to www.autogeek.net , make a stiff Scotch and water, and do some reading.

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    Re: Didn't work-it's worse

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    Rubbing compound is for removing orange peel and really nasty stuff before going to lighter and lighter grit polishes. Polishing compound would have been better, but still too aggressive for today's multiple part clearcoat finishes.

    Go to www.autogeek.net , make a stiff Scotch and water, and do some reading.
    Thanks,it actually is polishing compound, I am afraid to go at it too aggressively because of the clearcoat,I'll have a look at autogeek.

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    Re: Didn't work-it's worse

    You would only want to use polishing compound to repair a bad scuff, and never rubbing compound on a clear coated car. You probably used the product and it was way to aggressive, you will need to use a less abrasive product, and maybe a few of them depending on what damage was done already. Always best when used with something like a Porter Cable or Flex buffer, if you do not have one, you may want to find a good body shop or good detail shop to buff your problem areas out so then it will be easier to keep it looking good.

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    Re: Didn't work-it's worse

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    You would only want to use polishing compound to repair a bad scuff, and never rubbing compound on a clear coated car. You probably used the product and it was way to aggressive, you will need to use a less abrasive product, and maybe a few of them depending on what damage was done already. Always best when used with something like a Porter Cable or Flex buffer, if you do not have one, you may want to find a good body shop or good detail shop to buff your problem areas out so then it will be easier to keep it looking good.
    Thanks for the advice,also would you know the address (email) for the Canadian Zaino distibutor,It's been a few years since I ordered any supplies,I think it's in Ontario.

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    Re: Didn't work-it's worse

    Here it is:

    Mike Adams
    Crown Auto Emporium
    325 Eramosa Rd.
    Guelph, Ontario N1E 2N1
    (519)763-8473
    http://www.zaino.ca
    Email: mike@zaino.ca

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    Re: Didn't work-it's worse

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    Here it is:

    Mike Adams
    Crown Auto Emporium
    325 Eramosa Rd.
    Guelph, Ontario N1E 2N1
    (519)763-8473
    http://www.zaino.ca
    Email: mike@zaino.ca
    Thank you, btw ,does zaino make a product for light scratches and scuff
    marks?.

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    Re: Didn't work-it's worse

    Creeker, there is our Z-AIO, this is an all in one cleaner wax product, it will remove very light scratches with a buffer, or Z-PC is probably what you want, it's more aggressive.

    http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...roduct_Count=6

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    Re: Didn't work-it's worse

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    Creeker, there is our Z-AIO, this is an all in one cleaner wax product, it will remove very light scratches with a buffer, or Z-PC is probably what you want, it's more aggressive.

    http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...roduct_Count=6

    Thank you

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